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BSO Music Director - Andris Nelsons previews the new season / WGBH - Greater Boston

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The passionate artistic embrace between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons continues to burn on high flame, now that the conductor revered by the musicians and cheered by audiences is back. "It feels like coming home," Nelsons said, "We feel so close, we really understand each other," the conductor said of his connection with the BSO musicians, pointing out that during rehearsals, "I don't talk too much, the contact gets more intimate with each time performing." Increasingly, he made it clear, the communication is through gestures or key words and when repertoire is repeated, routine is avoided and a sense of mutual rediscovery prevails. "I love them so much, there's this kind of established feelings with the orchestra," Nelsons added. "Now it turns into a more intimate feeling of respect. The highly professional musicianship is valuable, of course, but also their humanity and inner world doing music, and their relationship with each other. I'm just lucky, you know."

Nelsons previews the new season in this WGBH - 'Greater Boston' interview. WATCH THE VIDEO